Melinda Dudley

Reporter

Email: mdudley@steamboatpilot.com Call: 970-871-4203

Melinda Dudley covers business and Hayden for the Steamboat Pilot & Today. She is a graduate of UCLA.

Recent Stories

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Needling away stress with acupuncture

Most people do not find needles a stress-decreasing experience, but many others turn to acupuncture and Chinese medicine to help relieve the symptoms of stress.

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Sunshine Kids brings children with cancer to slopes

Less than two weeks before she triumphantly sailed down a slalom course on the Stampede run Friday morning, Keyah Worthy finished a round of chemotherapy.

South Routt transit gets red light

Vanpool proposal lacks start-up funds

A proposed commuter vanpool between Steamboat Springs and South Routt County is stuck in a holding pattern, unable to garner sufficient funds to get rolling.

Plea agreements pending in alleged kidnapping case

Two Hayden men accused of kidnapping a 17-year-old boy and threatening to shoot him in an alleged dispute about a stolen handgun are poised to accept plea agreements next week.

Snowmobiler dies in Buffalo Pass rollover

A 37-year-old Nebraska woman died of unknown injuries Friday afternoon after a snowmobile rollover accident on Buffalo Pass.

5 contend for emergency management job

Three first responders from Routt County are among the five finalists vying to fill Chuck Vale's former position as county emergency management director.

Yampa pursues energy impact grants

Town plans to replace public works department equipment

Yampa Town Board approved a $30,000 energy and mineral impact grant application for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs on Wednesday, to help the town purchase a new tractor with a loader for its public works department.

Man arrested after bicycle accident

Bicyclist OK after being hit by pickup on CR 33 on Tuesday

A 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Tuesday after police said he ran into a bicyclist on Routt County Road 33 and hit two parked cars in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Oak Creek examines police pros, cons

Community involvement, professionalism top residents' concerns

The take-home message from Tuesday night's police forum was that Oak Creek residents say they care more about who the officers providing their law enforcement are than what type of agency they work for, Police Commissioner Dave Ege said.

Toxicology reports pending for Steamboat man

Stephen Thomas, 21, died Sunday morning after party

Preliminary autopsy results show that a Steamboat Springs man who died Sunday after a party in North Routt aspirated vomit into his lungs, which contributed to his death, according to the Routt County Coroner.

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Commuter traffic was backed up significantly on U.S. Highway 40 on Tuesday morning after an accident involving a semitrailer and two other vehicles. The driver of the white Jeep was ejected from his vehicle.

Yampa Fire Protection District Lt. Ralph Bracegirdle pours a fresh batch of sourdough pancakes at the department's annual all-you-can-eat pancake supper on New Year's Eve.

James and Trinity Delto patiently wait in line to see Santa Claus at Yampa's Christmas Eve celebration Wednesday night.

Members of the Soroco Secondary Schools faculty and staff give a hair-raising performance during Tuesday night's holiday concert at Soroco High School.

Students in South Routt participate in Totally Amazing Drama Adventure, a semester-long children's theater program. The group is putting on "Wooing Wed Widing Hood" at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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